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sweetswisssteel
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Jul 22, 2020 3:53 pm
Engage a licenced structural landscaper and possibly a plumber first, work out all the finished levels that you will need for the concretor and then pour away. As long as the overall structure results in good drainage and adequate inspection etc then you can push it a bit on your 75mm. Ultimately yo...
Engage a licenced structural landscaper and possibly a plumber first, work out all the finished levels that you will nee...
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Jul 19, 2020 5:38 pm
That would be your best option. Next time buy a better block haha. Cheers
That would be your best option. Next time buy a better block haha. Cheers
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Jul 19, 2020 4:52 pm
Correct drainage of course. I have strip drains myself. The 75mm is negotiable if you have sufficient slope and drainage from the slab and good visual on the termite barrier. It's only an issue if you can't justify it. Common sense should always prevail.
Correct drainage of course. I have strip drains myself. The 75mm is negotiable if you have sufficient slope and drainage...
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Jul 19, 2020 3:52 pm
Just make sure they are well regarded, are licenced etc. Maybe go to a few new housing estates and ask around or work your way through the master builders index of concretors. Say things like "I want my pathways dowelled into my slab". They might make more sense to the guys you are approac...
Just make sure they are well regarded, are licenced etc. Maybe go to a few new housing estates and ask around or work yo...
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Jul 19, 2020 3:36 pm
Yes connected paths is best. Just make sure your concretor knows what he is doing and is licensed. Don't use some weekend warrior or someone's old mate. See screenshot from QBCC document https://www.qbcc.qld.gov.au/sites/default/files/A%20Simple%20how%20to%20Guide%20to%20Preventing%20Structural%20Da...
Yes connected paths is best. Just make sure your concretor knows what he is doing and is licensed. Don't use some weeken...
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Jun 08, 2020 12:17 am
Get. An. Independent. Building. Inspection. Done. At. Every. Stage.
Get. An. Independent. Building. Inspection. Done. At. Every. Stage.
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Apr 05, 2020 7:05 pm
Don't stress, just get a plumber or a structural landscaper to assess your drainage away from the pathways. Also, monitor for flooding when you have your first decent downpour.
Don't stress, just get a plumber or a structural landscaper to assess your drainage away from the pathways. Also, monito...
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Apr 05, 2020 6:59 pm
Leave it bare, maybe fake grass every where else.
Leave it bare, maybe fake grass every where else.
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Apr 01, 2020 11:35 pm
Take photos every day you have ponding of water and email to your builder every day and remind them of their responsibility to adequately drain and protect the foundation during the build. Tell them that you will hold them personally responsible for any issues you have from slab heave etc in the fut...
Take photos every day you have ponding of water and email to your builder every day and remind them of their responsibil...
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sweetswisssteel
26 December 2019
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Dec 26, 2019 5:25 pm
Its a brand new estate and the land has been built to comply for any potential flooding.
Its a brand new estate and the land has been built to comply for any potential flooding.
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sweetswisssteel
26 December 2019
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Dec 26, 2019 1:37 pm
No it's definitely a waffle pod slab. The height from the vapour barrier to the surface of the slab is approx 650mm. See pic. Thoughts on how, why, etc? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191226/5c9d72de169a15ee47a10be98c851ab0.jpg
No it's definitely a waffle pod slab. The height from the vapour barrier to the surface of the slab is approx 650mm. See...
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sweetswisssteel
25 December 2019
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Dec 25, 2019 12:28 pm
Hi , Where I live, a new display village is being contructed and one of the builders has laid an approx 650mm high slab. Thoughts? My E slab was around 500mm high and used 375mm waffle pods, which I thought was huge at the time. Any idea how this slab would have been contructed? Curious because I ha...
Hi , Where I live, a new display village is being contructed and one of the builders has laid an approx 650mm high slab....
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sweetswisssteel
8 December 2019
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Dec 08, 2019 10:46 pm
Amazing how commonplace this has to be. The OP is probably also encroaching on the other neighbours too. Yeah best to let it be, agreed.
Amazing how commonplace this has to be. The OP is probably also encroaching on the other neighbours too. Yeah best to le...
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sweetswisssteel
8 December 2019
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Dec 08, 2019 8:36 pm
Usually 1st consult is free, you might have a leg to stand on and to spend a few hundred on a well drafted legal letter and some legit advice might sort it out. These forums are great for opinion and ideas but for matters such as yours, you need to know the law. Or just accept it and move on.
Usually 1st consult is free, you might have a leg to stand on and to spend a few hundred on a well drafted legal letter ...
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sweetswisssteel
8 December 2019
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Dec 08, 2019 6:37 pm
Go and see a property lawyer.
Go and see a property lawyer.
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sweetswisssteel
4 November 2019
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Nov 04, 2019 8:05 pm
I won't give up the location of my build , but I will say this, since I got my "E" slab, the same volume builder has contrsucted most new builds around the estate on big 375mm waffle pod (ie "E") slabs. So I have no hesitation in recoMMending My builder (aka M). Honestly , they h...
I won't give up the location of my build , but I will say this, since I got my E slab, the same volume builder has contr...
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sweetswisssteel
31 October 2019
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Oct 31, 2019 10:52 pm
Hi, 2 X 10.23kw systems, CEC installers etc, very reputable companies. Both Sungrow 10kw 3 phase inverters, only difference is one is Canadian HiKu 330w and the uses Jinko JKM330M-60 (Cheetah) Solar Panels. The Jinko is $1200 cheaper system. Thoughts please? Cheers
Hi, 2 X 10.23kw systems, CEC installers etc, very reputable companies. Both Sungrow 10kw 3 phase inverters, only differe...
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sweetswisssteel
10 September 2019
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Sep 10, 2019 10:29 pm
Doesn't need to if it's concrete. Only 50mm to 70mm over 1 metre if it's natural ie soil/ grass. Read your engineering, somewhere it will mention slope for hard constructed surface, usually 25mm over 1 m. Cheers
Doesn't need to if it's concrete. Only 50mm to 70mm over 1 metre if it's natural ie soil/ grass. Read your engineering, ...
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sweetswisssteel
10 September 2019
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Sep 10, 2019 10:22 pm
My Y values from my soil test was 50mm plus long term (50 year ) settlement of 25mm (from Stockland estate geo report). The engineer got 75mm total Y value by adding these values ie borderline H2 / E. I asked them to call it an E which they did, then took the soil test to the volume builder who also...
My Y values from my soil test was 50mm plus long term (50 year ) settlement of 25mm (from Stockland estate geo report). ...
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sweetswisssteel
10 September 2019
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Sep 10, 2019 9:57 pm
During construction, the builder installed 8 stormwater drains because I asked them too and they were on the slab plans (which I wanted). The temp downpipes were always intact because I asked them to look after them. Water always trickled into the stormwater drains during rain and didn't pond. Nothi...
During construction, the builder installed 8 stormwater drains because I asked them too and they were on the slab plans ...
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